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Review of Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail
Ranked #12 of 37 things to do in Bodmin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opening times We are open for Jail Visits between 09:30 am until 6 pm for the exhibition. Our fully licensed Bar is open from 09:30, and the restaurant serves food from 10:30 am until 9pm. Parking & Dogs We have a FREE car park for our guests to use while you visit the Jail, and a ‘Dog Friendly’ attraction. Accessibility Regrettably, due to the constraints of the building, we are not a wheelchair-friendly venue. Prices All are welcome at Bodmin Jail – come and enjoy a walk round the outside of the Jail, see the only working execution pit in the UK, and our gift shop without charge. For a more in depth look, and to experience our visitor attraction, please see the prices below. All funds generated at the Jail go to the renovation of this important historic building. SAT NAV device: PL31 2PY
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard good reports so was a little disappointed with level of service!!!! The roast was ok but veggies not that warm. Would go again and put it down to a bad day, think our expectations were high as previous meals had always been fab!

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive for a one hour shuffle around to read some boards about the prisoners.The main prison was shut off and there is no logic or direction as to the best route around this none attraction.Total waste of money.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for a rainy day in Cornwall kids loved it very informal visit takes about 2 or so hours to go round

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a rainy day and had nothing to do and decided to go to Bodmin Jail. For £10 each for adults I thought that wasn’t too bad.
Yes there is scaffolding, but it didn’t seem to spoil our trip round as we were inside. Scaffolding is there for essential maintenance to keep the building holding up for us visitors.
History was pretty horrid for back in that time. Lots of reading which we didn’t mind.
We don’t have children, but I’d think they would find it very boring since a lot of the information is given via reading plaques as no tours that day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a murder mystery evening. Had a look around the jail itself which seems like a great attraction. Food on the evening was lovely and the staff were friendly and helpful. Can't really fault the jail and would recommend a visit, either for the attractions or food, or both!

1  Thank Mfreshers74
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